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Meet Dave Palm, candidate for mayor

Dave Palm believes in putting the history of Arvada in residents’ hands. As a director on the Arvada Historical Society board, Palm has put dozens of hours into digitizing Arvada’s past and … more

Belmar Library to close for extensive redesign

Belmar Library in central Lakewood will be closed through spring 2020 for a major redesign starting Sept. 30. The Jefferson County Public Library at 555 S. Allison Parkway first opened in 2000, and … more

Arvada communicates about 72nd Avenue delays

Some had hoped construction on the Indiana Street and 72nd Avenue intersection had finished when 72nd opened back up near the beginning of 2019. Others looked to May, the construction’s scheduled … more

Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with … more

Downtown Westminster hosting German Heritage Oktober Fest

Organizers of Denver’s annual celebration of German heritage think they might have found a permanent home in Downtown Westminster. “We’ve done it in parks in Denver and malls and in Golden,” … more

City to draft ballot question on waste hauling plan

After collecting community input on a plan that would uniformize city waste hauling last spring, the city plans to ask for additional feedback through an advisory ballot question in the fall. Since … more

Thornton festival offers Native American food and fun

Organizer Lynne Holman is very clear about the sixth annual Denver American Indian Festival — it’s not a Pow Wow. “A pow wow has a lot of religious connotations,” Holman said. “We didn’t … more

Students, pets and parents join Wednesday walk to Warder

For more than 100 Warder Elementary students, the morning of Oct. 2 marked a change in routine as they got out of bed, skipped the usual homemade breakfast and headed out to Robby Ferrufino Park, … more

EPA recognizes Arvada business

Arvada computer analyst organization Demartek was accredited as an EPA test laboratory for the United States EPA Energy Star Data Center Storage program, Dec. 12. The company (7450 W 52nd Ave. Unit M329), which specializes in performing a variety … more

Taproom taps into underserved neighborhoods of ‘Farvada’

Out in northwest Arvada — which Candelas resident Amanda Rieter and her neighbors have dubbed “Farvada” — “we’re desperate for businesses here,” she said. It’s no wonder, then, that … more

Morning celebration welcomes Thomson Tigers back to school

Beth and Matt House didn't know everything to expect for their oldest daughter's first day of kindergarten at Thomson Elementary School. But as the couple stood in front of the school with their … more

Colorado's Behavioral Health Task Force kicks off

Lawmakers, state leaders and mental health professionals who make up Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force convened for the first time July 1 to explore solutions to the state’s high suicide … more

Olde Town shops transform into student art show

Last weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the … more

Responding to emergencies with high-tech

Get in. Get the victim. Get out. All in less than six minutes. The West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center hosted a competition on Nov. 5 during which four teams of developers competed with their … more

Foster to become district’s first dual language option school

Next school year will mark the establishment of Jeffco’s first Dual Language Option School, with Arvada’s Foster Elementary transforming into Foster Dual Language PK-8 School. That decision was … more

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … more

Applications for $1 million innovation fund now open to students

For two years now the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund has invited school district staff to apply for a portion of a $1 million fund to support creative ideas. And this year, thanks to some … more

RTD celebrates 50 years with party at Union Station

RTD has been moving people for 50 years. To celebrate, the Regional Transportation District will host a 50th anniversary party from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 at Union Station Plaza, 17th … more

Jefferson County continues to seek innovative ways to save money

Despite struggling to keep up with an ever-increasing demand for services because of population growth, Jefferson County has been able to avoid budget cuts for the past few years, said Libby Szabo, … more

Teaching students to code

Coding: It’s about giving directions and for 637 students at West Woods Elementary School, an hour of direction learning how to code has opened up a world of possibilities. “It’s like … more
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